Step by Step Demonstrations
'Ponies Near Scarborough'
painting of ponies has a combination of 'warm' and 'cool'
colours, especially in the foreground winter grasses.
directional line formed by the fence posts provide an excellent
'lead in', introducing the viewer to the 'focal point' of
the ponies. Recession is achieved by the use of cooler,
hazy colours in the distance.
'Arches' Block, 300lb NOT
tubes in the following artists colours: Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Cobalt
Violet, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Magenta
and Burnt Sienna
4, 8 and 10 Escoda Perl synthetic brushes. A number 2 Pro-Arte 'Rigger'
and number 6 and 8 Rosemary Kolinsky sables
drawing was undertaken using a 2B pencil.
the highlights were 'masked out' using traditional 'Rowney'
washes using the following pure colours were then prepared:
separate pools of Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Violet and Raw Sienna.
may help to have a weak and strong mix of each. These three
colours are the basic primaries upon which the entire painting
plus Raw Sienna
Raw Sienna plus Cobalt Violet
Sienna plus Burnt Sienna
Sienna plus Cerulean
Blue plus Cobalt Violet
Blue plus Raw Sienna
Blue plus Permanent Magenta and a touch of Raw Sienna
Blue plus Burnt Sienna
Sienna plus Ultramarine Blue
Ultramarine Blue plus Raw Sienna
paper was then wet over its entirety.
paint was then added to the damp paper, using predominantly
'pure' colours, and a few of the 'lighter' mixes, allowing
the pigments to mix & diffuse on the paper.
sky was painted using only Raw Sienna, Cobalt Violet and Cobalt
paper was then left to dry completely before the next stage.
a clean, dry finger some of the masking fluid was removed
from the ponies.
combination of Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Violet and Raw Sienna was
introduced to the distant landscape.
of Ultramarine Blue plus Burnt Sienna and Burnt Sienna plus
Ultramarine Blue, together with touches of Cobalt Violet and
Raw Sienna were introduced into the ponies.
washes using the same mixes were applied to the rest of the
rest of the masking fluid was carefully removed.
Masking fluid always leaves some unwanted 'hard' edges, some
of these were softened using a damp brush.
pale washes of Aureolin plus Raw Sienna and Cerulean Blue
plus Raw Sienna can now be carefully painted over the fields.
of Raw Sienna plus Permanent Magenta, Cobalt Blue plus Permanent
Magenta, Raw Sienna plus Cobalt Violet and Burnt Sienna plus
Ultramarine Blue were added to the fence posts, trees and
dried grasses at this stage.
twigs, branches and other details were added using the number
washes of the following pure colours were introduced to the
Sienna, Cobalt Violet, Cobalt Blue and Burnt Sienna.
details such as the barbed wire, further twigs and branches
etc, were added using the 'Rigger' and mixes of Ultramarine
Blue plus Burnt Sienna and Burnt Sienna plus Ultramarine Blue.